Can I Claim if I Was Injured on a Package Holiday

Author:
Darrel Jardine
Associate Solicitor, Holiday Claims
Date:
21/12/2021

Yes, you can claim compensation if you were injured on a package holiday if the accident was not your fault.

If the holiday was booked as a package holiday, it makes it much simpler to bring a personal injury claim.

Under the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018, you can bring a claim against the tour operator in the English or Welsh courts, applying English law.

This means that you, as the injured party making a claim, won’t have to deal with the complications of having to bring a claim in a foreign country where different laws will apply.

On most occasions, this means we can claim injury compensation for you in line with the levels of compensation that can be awarded by English and Welsh courts. English and Welsh levels of compensation are usually (but not always) more generous than courts in other countries.

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Making the Claims Process Straightforward

There are several other benefits that come with bringing a claim under the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018, such as:

  • No language barriers
  • Not having to travel abroad for medical assessments and Court appointments
  • Your claim may progress at a quicker rate if it’s going through the English or Welsh legal system

Here at Simpson Millar, we have an experienced and dedicated travel and tourism team who handle a wide range of claims for holidaymakers who’ve been involved in accidents abroad, such as:

  • Accidents on airlines
  • Accidents on cruise ships
  • Road traffic accidents abroad
  • Accidents at hotels and resorts

Our Holiday Claims Solicitors and Lawyers have built up an extensive database of lawyers and experts in popular holiday destinations around the world, who can help gather any evidence or expert reports that may prove your claim before an English or Welsh court.

We’ll also take a comprehensive look at how your holiday accident has affected your life, so as well as claiming compensation for your injury, you can also claim for the financial consequences.

For example, you may have suffered loss of earnings, medical expenses and various out-of-pocket expenses as a result of your injury.

These financial losses will be reflected in your claim, so you’re in the best possible position to move on and rebuild your life after your accident.

For free legal advice, call our Holiday Claims Solicitors

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